Philippine Navy warship patrols, renders assistance to Panguan Island residents

Photo courtesy of Naval Forces Western Mindanao

Under the direction of Naval Task Force 61 of Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) conducted sovereignty patrols in the Tawi-Tawi group of islands, including Panguan Island, the “last southwestern island frontier of the Philippines,” in keeping with the Philippine Navy’s mandate of preserving the integrity of our territories and protecting every… Continue reading Philippine Navy warship patrols, renders assistance to Panguan Island residents

Philippine Navy confiscates P29-M contraband cigarettes near Tawi-Tawi town

Photo courtesy of the NFWM Public Affairs Office

A top navy official stated on Friday that the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) captured P29 million worth of illegal cigarettes off the waters of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, earlier this week through the Naval Task Force-61. The contraband was intercepted near the island settlement on the evening of August 23, according to NFWM commander Rear Adm.… Continue reading Philippine Navy confiscates P29-M contraband cigarettes near Tawi-Tawi town